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Pastor Bradshaw helps others find a purpose

“We are a healing and deliverance ministry that manifests itself often”

Carolyn Lewis, a native Miamian, attended Kelsey Pharr Elementary in Brownsville, Filer Junior High School in Hialeah and Miami Jackson Senior High School. She dropped out of school in the 11th grade but later took the test and received her GED (General Educational Diploma).

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White House convenes United State of Women

Two Miami Dade College employees nominated to attend the summit

On June 14, the White House convened the first-ever women summit for both women and girls, domestically and internationally. Covering and celebrating key issues from educational opportunity, economic empowerment, health and wellness, violence against women, leadership and civic engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation, the inaugural event was designed to bring stakeholders together for dialogue and advocacy around issues that not only impact women and families, but collectively move us forward. The United State

Tenet’s ‘ANN’ earns recognition for stroke care

To qualify for honor roll, hospitals must meet national standards for rapid administration of Activase

Nine Tenet hospitals, all part of the Advanced Neuroscience Network (ANN), receive Target Stroke Honor Roll Status and the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) . To qualify for the Target Stroke Honor Roll status, hospitals must meet national standards for rapid administration of the clot-busting drug known as tPA or Activase, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat acute ischemic stroke.

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Day care providers graduate from training program

Students spent a year learning about the business of childcare

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz presided over the fourth graduating class of the Small Business Workshop for Broward and Miami-Dade Early Learning Child Care Providers held last Saturday at the Broward County Convention Center. Now graduates of the program, 75 day care center owners spent the last 12 months attending workshops, classes, and lectures, and doing loads of homework, all the while learning how to establish, build and operate a successful day care business

What happens after weight loss surgery?

Changes to diet, exercise habits needed for success

Weight loss surgery is the first step in a life-long journey that can help people who are overweight or obese gradually shed the pounds and improve their overall health. For the procedure to be a success, however, it must be combined with permanent commitments to healthy eating and regular exercise. Most patients spend two to three days in the hospital following weight loss or bariatric surgery. Once they have returned home, patients must follow a special diet recommended by their physician. They cannot return to their previous eating habits because of the changes made to the gastrointestinal tract.

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Take an HIV test on National Testing Day

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson to host free event

In observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), Monday, June 27,, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and other elected officials will take confidential HIV tests and encourage the public to join them in taking the test.  Free HIV testing will be available on Monday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at six locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.  “Miami-Dade and Broward counties have the highest number of new HIV cases in the country.  We have to end the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS so that we

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Renos to patient floor at JMH completed

Surgical Oncology patients the first occupants of the latest project

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Jackson Health System officials inaugurated a fully renovated 10th floor of the West Wing at Jackson Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 13.  The 34 modernized rooms will primarily be used for surgical oncology patients – people who have had tumors surgically removed, under the care of Jackson’s caregivers and physicians from UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.

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Cavaliers win NBA championship

LeBron James has game of his life, helping to defeat the warriors on sunday

History has been made.The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday's deciding Game 7. This is the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964. In perhaps the biggest game of his career, LeBron James had the game of his life.

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TD Bank supports Special Olympics athletes

Program to raise more than $1 million for children and adults with disabilities

TD Bank is working to raise more than $1 million for Special Olympics chapters across its Maine-to-Florida footprint. Along with TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation and TD Auto Finance, the company will support Special Olympics through the bank's eighth annual fundraising program.

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DJ Irie’s weekend starts Wednesday

Shelborne Wyndham Grand on South Beach is party headquarters

Miami’s own DJ Irie will celebrate 12 years of giving back with the return of the Irie Weekend. This June 22-25, IWXII brings an action-packed schedule of events and a “takeover” of Shelboune Wyndham Grand on South Beach. DJ Irie is the official DJ of the Miami Heat but he puts on the annual event to support Miami-Dade children with education, cultural experiences and mentoring.

Athlete brothers fight against childhood obesity epidemic

Broward natives walk from Florida to Washington to bring awareness

A journey begins with a vision, passion and a determination to reach a desired outcome. On Saturday, June 18, Dahrnaz Tigner, a Pompano Beach native and graduate of Blanche Ely High School, commenced making his vision into reality when he started The Walk of Hearts, a 1,300-mile journey from Florida to the nation’s capital, to bring awareness to childhood obesity. Tigner, a former defensive back for the Kansas State Wildcats, will be joined by his younger brother, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price. Together, they will walk the eastern seaboard, with stops along the way in various cities and

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Mayor Oliver Gilbert latest guest on NiteCap

Miami journalist Peter Bailey to host live taping, movie screening in Miami Gardens

Join in an introspective discussion about the future of Miami Gardens with the city’s mayor, Oliver Gilbert III, and award-winning author and journalist Peter Bailey, during a taping of his very popular NiteCap conversations series. The live-show taping will be inside the Betty T. Ferguson Complex on June 25, starting at 7 p.m. Bailey is inviting the South Florida community to attend the free event. Several local artists, including R&B sensation Ronnie VOP, are also slated to perform. That evening Bailey will also debut scenes from “Miami Gardens: A Love Story,” a film he’s producing that is centered around a city leader whose love for a woman is challenged by his dedication to the community he serves. Some of the film’s stars include Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce President G. Eric Knowles, Jeffrey Perry, rapper Iceberg and Ronnie VOP. Bailey, who is based in Greater Miami, felt it was essential to have Mayor Gilbert speak directly to the residents of Miami Gardens in an open dialogue, given the recent rash of violence.

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Mass Killing in Orlando

FBI investigating whether shooter Omar Mateen was a club regular

The FBI is investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and had used gay dating apps, a U.S. official briefed on the case said Tuesday. A number of possible explanations and motives for the bloodbath that left 49 victims dead have emerged, with Mateen professing allegiance to the Islamic State, his ex-wife saying he was mentally ill, and his father suggesting he was driven by hatred of gays.

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City leaders say ‘Get to NoMi’

North Miami celebrates 90th birthday with big party

At its inception in 1926, North Miami was an all-white farming community where laborers worked fields that provided fresh produce for Northerners in the wintertime. After World War II, former soldiers and Marines, who trained in Miami Beach, settled there to avoid returning to their colder climates. But times definitely have changed. Today the city is predominately Black, and has one of the highest concentrations of Haitian Americans in the United States. As the city celebrates its 90th anniversary, leaders want residents and other people to “Get to NoMi (Know Me).”

West Grove gives nod to pursue trolley depot

Controversial project landed in federal lawsuit

Residents of West Coconut Grove are cheering a decision by the Miami City Commission to start negotiations with a developer to purchase a building that would have housed a controversial trolley garage. But the homeowner whose eventual federal lawsuit halted the project still wonders what comes next. “I hope that people who left that [commission] meeting don’t think it’s a done deal,” said Clarice Cooper, who challenged the construction of the building four years ago.

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Colors of the Caribbean returns to Hollywood

Family festival headlined by Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds

Don’t worry about what to do on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. Take dad and the rest of the family to the fifth annual Colors of the Caribbean festival on June 18. Held on the Saturday of Father’s Day Weekend since 2012, Colors of the Caribbean celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month with music and flavors of the islands.

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Ex-administrator files whistle blower lawsuit

Former Opa-locka City Manager Shiver says he’s suing, too

As Opa-locka and the new state-appointed oversight committee formalize their new relationship, an old administrator has hit the city with a lawsuit, and fired City Manager Steve Shiver said he will follow with one of his own. Former Assistant City Manager Tom Marko filed a whistle-blower complaint against the city, claiming that he was forced to resign after he told Shiver Opa-locka’s finances were bleak and that the city was “essentially bankrupt due to overspending and gross mismanagement.”

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United we stand against bigotry and hate

The world woke up Sunday morning to find out that an Orlando gay nightclub filled with people had been sprayed with bullets from an automatic rifle. First, the death toll was 20. By midday Sunday, that number leaped to 50 people, with as many injured, many barely clinging to life. The unspeakable crime has been labeled the worst mass shooting in American history. Ongoing investigations have revealed that the gunman visited the club many times; had contacted gay men through a gay app; had been investigated by the FBI twice

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Miami Gardens deserves control over Dolphins Stadium

Last week, Miami Gardens made a giant leap toward having control related to land use and permitting at the new Dolphins Stadium. It is about time. It should have happened sooner so that Miami Gardens could have had some say in the ongoing $450 million renovation to the stadium. However, in future, Miami Gardens will issue zoning permits with the county able to hear appeals from developers if needed.

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Carib Style Week fuses fashion, food and music

Several events featuring some designers and chefs planned

Immediately following Colors of the Caribbean festival is the annual Westfield Carib Style Week, June 19-26. The weeklong series of events will showcase Caribbean style, creativity, fashion and food offerings. “As one of the most diverse multi-ethnic urban areas in the country, second only to Queens, NY, Greater Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to host the annual Caribbean Style Week this year,” said Albert Tucker, vice president of Multicultural Business Development at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our Caribbean heritage knows no bounds — from our rich history to our vibrant food, fashion and music offerings, Greater Fort Lauderdale overflows with endless Caribbean culture.”

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